- This page contains pictures and information about Bugs in Superfamily PYRRHOCOROIDEA
that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.
- Bugs in Superfamily PYRRHOCOROIDEA
are mostly red and black in colours. They are medium in size. They can be distinguished from Lygaeid Bugs
in the absence of ocelli and the more abundant venation of the
- Family Largidae - Largid Bugs
- This is a small family. Largid bugs are general feeders, sucking
juices from a variety of plants. They are from 4 to 20mm long, with oval shape and flattened
only found one species in this family.
- Family Pyrrhocoridae - Cotton Stainers
- Bugs in this family mainly feed on Malvaceae, including cotton.
They usually have the red, black, pink or orange colours body, with a
small black patterns forewing.
- 1. Insects
of Australia, CSIRO, Division of Entomology, Melbourne University
Press, 2nd Edition 1991, pp 429.
- 2. Plant Bugs - Dr Murray Fletcher, PRIMEFACT 508, NSW DPI, May 2007.
- 3. Superfamily PYRRHOCOROIDEA
- Australian Faunal Directory, Australian Biological Resources Study.
- 4. Insects of Australia and New Zealand - R. J. Tillyard, Angus
& Robertson, Ltd, Sydney, 1926, p146.
- 5. Northern
Territory Insects, A Comprehensive Guide CD - Graham Brown, 2009.
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